Archive for September, 2009

04th Sep 2009

From the roof of the world

It is our last night in Lhasa and I’m a little bummed. We leave tomorrow to head towards Nepal, which I am excited about, but Lhasa has been really amazing. The people are friendly and polite, the sights are stunning, the landscape is some of the most impressive I’ve ever seen. And the food is great.

The train ride was really beautiful, but a bit difficult. On the morning of the last day of the train, we passed the highest point at 5100 meters. I spent most of the last day trying to sleep so that I wouldn’t feel the effects of the altitude. Lhasa, thankfully, is only at 3700 meters so we all felt a bit better once we arrived in the city.

It will take us about three and a half days to get to Nepal. So it will probably be a while before I get good internet access again. Once I do, I’ll write a more thorough account of Tibet and of course finally about Songpan. If I can still remember that trip.

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